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redirection or the country concerned is satisfied that it will be able to recover the redirection charges. The sender may forbid forwarding by a notation on the wrapper in a language understood in the country to which the parcel is addressed.

(b) Domestic. If the addressee of a domestic parcel has moved to another country do not forward the parcel. Treat it as undeliverable. If the sender of an undeliverable domestic parcel has moved to another country, or if the parcel bears a return address in another country, hold the parcel and request instructions from the Classification and Special Services Division, Bureau of Operations, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. 20260, indicating the sender's new address, the weight of the parcel, whether ordinary or insured, and, if known, the nature of the contents. [32 F.R. 12263, Aug. 24, 1967, as amended at 33 F.R. 3281, Feb. 22, 1968]

PART 232-INCOMING PARCELS Sec. 232.1 Charges. 232.2 Stamps not affixed. 232.3 Delivery. 232.4 Forwarding. 232.5 Undeliverable.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 232 issued under 6 U.S.C. 301, 39 U.S.C. 501, 505.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 232 appear at 32 F.R. 12267, Aug. 24, 1967, unless otherwise noted.

apply. See § 261.5(e) of this chapter concerning recording and reporting duty collections.

(b) On returned parcels. Collect the charges referred to in § 232.5(a).

(c) Storage-(1) When to charge. Storage charges begin on the 6th working day after first delivery attempt has been made or first notice of available delivery has been issued to the addressee. The days on which the office is closed for business are not counted in determining the 5-day free storage period. However, after expiration of the free storage period, charges will be collected for each day thereafter that a package is on hand. This includes Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and the day on which delivery is effected. Storage charges are applied on packages requiring formal customs entry that are held in post office custody or on post office premises awaiting customs clearance. For formal entry packages, the charges begin on the 6th working day after the date on which notice to file formal entry is mailed to the consignee (addressee), or on the 6th working day after receipt of the parcel at the office where it is to

formal customs treatment if the customs notice has been issued at another customs port. Cooperation of custom officers should be solicited to enable post offices to collect any storage charges that may accrue on formal entry packages.

(2) Marking packages. When a package is returned to the post office after the first delivery attempt, when notice that the package is available for delivery is sent to the addressee, mark

the wrapper Storage: charges begin-and insert the date when the charges will begin to accrue. Rubber stamp item R-1300–296 is available for this purpose to post offices of the first and second classes. See $ 232.5(b) (4) regarding marking of undeliverable parcels on which storage charges are due.

(3) Daily charges. After expiration of the 5-day free storage period prescribed in 232.131 the following charges apply:

(i) On parcels under $10,000 value. 15 cents per day for the first 10 days, and 30 cents per day thereafter.

(ii) On parcels of $10,000 or more value.

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(a) Customs clearance and delivery fees. Post offices will collect a fee of 50 cents from the addressee of every parcel post package on which customs duty or internal revenue tax is collected. The fee applies also when post office service is rendered for formal entry parcels on which importers pay the customs charges directly to the Customs Service. The fee is retained by the Postal Service, and is accounted for by affixing postage-due stamps to the

to a postage-due bill and canceling. The fee is authorized by international parcel post agreements as reimbursement to the Postal Service for the work it performs in clearing parcels through customs and for delivery to the addressee. The provisions of $ 224.1 (a) (3) through (5) of this chapter also

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(6) Parcels held beyond usual retention period. See § 232.5(b) (i) (v) concerning collection of storage charges on parcels held beyond the usual retention period.

(d) Parcels containing letters. When a parcel from another country is found to contain a personal communication, the office where it is discovered shall mark the wrapper Letter enclosed—Collect cents and send the parcel forward to destination. The amount to be collected will be double the amount of postage (surface or air) applicable to a single-rate letter to the country concerned. The office endorsing the parcel shall indicate the amount to be collected and the delivering office shall collect the amount from the addressee by means of postage-due stamps. No systematic search for such letters shall be made. [32 F.R. 12267, Aug. 24, 1967, as amended at 32 F.R. 18045, Dec. 16, 1967] § 232.2 Stamps not affixed.

Some foreign post offices do not put postage stamps on parcels. All such parcels received must be regarded as prepaid. § 232.3 Delivery.

(a) Parcels addressed through bank or other organization. If a parcel is addressed to a bank or other organization for delivery to a second addressee, the post office will notify both addressees of the arrival of the parcel and will then deliver it to the first addressee, or hold it if the first addressee so desires. If the parcel is held, the post office will deliver it to the second addressee only with written permission from the first addressee, unless the sender has arranged for change of address as provided in § 247.6(b) of this chapter. After delivery, the post office will keep the written authorization 1 year, for reference in case of inquiry. File the authorizations for insured and registered parcels with the addressees' receipts, and for ordinary (uninsured and unregistered) parcels in any appropriate place. If delivery to the second addressee involves forwarding the parcel to another post office, the parcel will be subject to forwarding postage as provided in § 232.4(a).

(b) Foreign dispatch notes. If parcels are received at delivery offices with dispatch notes (bulletin d'expédition) attached, they are delivered with the

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(4) Accounting for charges. The charges are accounted for by affixing postage-due stamps to the parcel or to a postage-due bill and canceling. If there are several parcels for one addressee the charges are applied separately on each parcel.

(5) Charges waived. When an addressee protests the rate or amount of duty assessed (see § 261.546), the time required for the addressee to submit his written objection is counted, but the time required for the Customs Service to come to a decision in the matter is not counted.

parcels. These forms have a space provided for the addressee's acknowledgment of receipt, but do not require signature. They must not be confused with foreign return receipts which are designated “Avis de réception” and are completed as prescribed in § 242.5(e) (1) of this chapter. If a parcel is returned as undeliverable, the post office will mark the dispatch note as well as the wrapper to show the reason for nondelivery and leave the dispatch note attached to the parcel. Dispatch notes that cannot be associated with the relative parcels may be disposed of as waste after 60 days. § 232.4 Forwarding.

(a) Within United States. A parcel may be for

arded to the original addressee or to an alternate addressee at another post office in the United States by surface transportation, subject to collection on delivery of postage at the U.S. domestic zone rate. Forwarding by air must be prepaid. The post office forwarding an unprepaid parcel by surface in the United States will mark the wrapper “Postage due" giving the amount of domestic postage along with storage charges if any. When delivering an unprepaid forwarded parcel, the post office will collect the necessary amount for domestic transmission in postagedue stamps even if the “postage-due" marking is omitted. The fee prescribed in § 232.1(a) is also collectible on any forwarded dutiable parcel.

(b) To country of origin. If the addressee has moved to the country of parcel's origin and no instructions are given to deliver to a second addressee in the United States, the post office will mark it “Moved," show the forwarding address of the addressee, and send by surface means (including parcels received by air) to the appropriate exchange office for return to the country of origin.

(c) To third country. If the addressee has moved to another country (other than the country of parcel's origin), or if the parcel bears instructions to deliver it to an alternate addressee in a third country, the post office will hold the parcel and request instructions from the Classification and Special Services Division, Bureau of Operations, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. 20260. The request should include the

names and addresses of the sender and the addressee, or the alternate addressee, the weight of the parcel, whether ordinary, registered, or insured, and nature and value of the contents as shown on the customs declaration, so that the International Service Division may communicate with the foreign postal administration to secure forwarding postage. If the sender has indicated that the parcel is to be treated as abandoned if undeliverable as addressed, dispose of it as prescribed in § 232.5(b) (3). See § 231.7(b) of this chapter concerning domestic third- and fourth-class parcels addressed to persons who have moved to another country.

(d) Dutiable parcels. Dispose of customs entry forms accompanying dutiable parcels as prescribed in § 261.5(i) of this chapter.

(e) Postage due parcels. If a parcel to be forwarded bears postage-due stamps, follow the procedure prescribed in 335.35 and 335.36 of the Postal Manual. (32 F.R. 12267, Aug. 24, 1967, as amended at 33 F.R. 12907, Sept. 12, 1968] $ 232.5 Undeliverable.

(a) U.S. origin. Returned parcels are subject on delivery to the sender to collection of returned postage and any other charges assessed by the foreign postal authorities. The amount of such charges will be indicated by the exchange office. If the sender refuses the parcel, it shall be disposed of as dead parcel post. If the sender has moved to another address in the United States the parcel may be redirected, subject to forwarding postage at the U.S. domestic zone rate. If the sender has moved to another country, the post office will hold the parcel and request instructions from the Classification and Special Services Division, Bureau of Operations, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. 20260, indicating the new address of the sender, the amount of return charges due on the parcel, weight, whether ordinary, registered, or insured, and the nature of the contents as shown on the customs declaration tag.

(b) Foreign origin—(1) Retention period. Parcels will be held at the disposal of the addressee for 30 days, except as follows:

(i) A parcel refused or known to be neither deliverable nor forwardable shall

those originally received by air. The post office of address will cross out the Par Avion label or other airmail marking. A parcel bearing the sender's instruction to abandon shall be marked. Abandoned and sent to the appropriate dead parcel post branch for disposal, unless it has been assessed with customs duty. In the latter case, send the parcel to the nearest customs port (see § 261.3(e) of this chapter); detach the customs entry forms and treat as prescribed in § 261.5(f) of this chapter.

(4) Storage charges. If a parcel to be returned to origin or forwarded to another country has storage charges due, the wrapper shall be marked with the amount so that appropriate action may be taken at the exchange office.

(5) Postage due parcels. If an undeliverable parcel bears postage due stamps, follow the procedure prescribed in sections 335.35 and 335.36 of the Postal Manual. (32 F.R. 20643, Dec. 21, 1967)

be treated as undeliverable at once. See $ 261.5(d) (7) of this chapter concerning procedure when addressee conditionally refuses a parcel because of the duty assessed and asks to have the matter protested to the customs service. The parcel is held until the customs office renders a decision on the protest, but if no decision is received within 30 days, request the customs office to expedite the decision,

(ii) A parcel bearing the sender's request for delivery to an alternate addressee shall be held 15 days at the disposal of the first addressee and 15 days at the disposal of the second. If the alternate addressee is at another post office, the parcel is forwarded subject to $ 232.4(a) of this chapter, and the 15day period begins from the date of receipt at the second office of address. Under the circumstances given in subdivision (iv) of this subparagraph, the parcel may be held for 30 days at the disposal of each addressee.

(iii) A parcel returned from customs custody with advice that the addressee has not complied with required customs entry procedures shall be treated as undeliverable at once.

(iv) On written request of the addressee or other person acting for the addressee, a parcel which remains undelivered may be held up to 60 days on condition that the storage charges due at the end of the first 30-day retention period are paid at the time of the request and that the storage charges which accumulate thereafter are paid every 10 days.

(v) A parcel from Great Britain which bears request to “Return forthwith to sender at sender's expense" shall be returned within 10 days, or immediately if definitely known to be undeliverable.

(2) Directory service. See section 355.171 of the Postal Manual concerning directory service to be accorded parcels of foreign origin.

(3) Marking and disposal. At the end of the retention period prescribed in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph, mark parcel and the accompanying dispatch note, if any, to show reason for nondelivery (see section 355.111b of the Postal Manual), and cross out address of the addressee but do not obliterate it entirely. Unless sender has given instructions on the wrapper or dispatch note for abandonment, return the parcel to the sender. Parcels to be returned to senders are dispatched to the appropriate exchange office by surface means, including

PART 241-AIR SERVICE Sec. 241.1 Availability. 241.2 Rates. 241.3 Prepayment. 241.4 Marking. 241.5 Aerogrammes.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 241 issued under 5 U.S.C. 301, 39 U.S.C. 501, 505. $ 241.1 Availability.

Postal union mail of any class may be sent by air, including direct sacks of prints described in $ 222.4(f) of this chapter. Parcel post may be sent by air to the countries for which air parcel post rates are shown in the appendix of this subchapter. (33 F.R. 12907, Sept. 12, 1968) § 241.2 Rates.

(a) Postal union mail. See Part 222 of this chapter and individual country items in the appendix to this subchapter.

(b) Parcel post. See individual country items in the appendix of this subchapter. (32 F.R. 12269, Aug. 24, 1967) $ 241.3 Prepayment.

(a) How paid. See $136.4 of this chapter. See § 221.2(c) concerning articles intended for air transmission received from foreign flag vessels and prepaid with foreign postage stamps.

(b) Full payment necessary. Postage on airmail must be fully paid to assure

dispatch without delay. See $ $ 223.2 and average not less than 150 to the pound 231.6 of this chapter for information on (approximately 9 per ounce) and be treatment of shortpaid and unpaid similar in size, color, and border markmatter.

ings to the regular form issued by the (c) Double or reply-paid postcards. Post Office Department. They must bear See § 222.2(a) (2) of this chapter for the same printed endorsements on the postage required to transmit a U.S. reply address and reverse sides as the regular paid postcard by airmail. If a patron form. In addition, the words “Authorized wishes to airmail a foreign reply-paid for mailing as aerogramme-P.O. Permit card to the country represented by the No.--" (the number to be filled in when postage on the card he must pay with issued) must appear in smaller type so U.S. stamps the difference between the they will be visible on the address side U.S. surface and airmail postcard rate and near the lower edge when the sheet to the country concerned. If the first or is folded for mailing. The quality and message part of the card is left attached strength of the paper must be sufficient to the reply half, the additional postage to guard against the likelihood of damrequired will be the difference between age in the course of postmarking and the surface postcard rate and the air handling, and to assure that the writing mail letter rate to the country concerned. on the inner side will not interfere with (32 F.R. 12269, Aug. 24, 1967)

the legibility of the address. Manufac

turers must submit 10 samples of pro§ 241.4 Marking.

posed aerogrammes to the Director, (a) Postal union mail. Senders should Classification and Special Services Divimark airmail articles in the left corner, sion, Bureau of Operations, Post Office immediately below the return address, Department, Washington, D.C. 20260, with the words "Par Avion" in blue color. for approval before engaging in their Post offices may furnish senders with production. Approved private areoLabel 19 for the purpose. Articles which grammes may be paid at the aerothe senders have failed to mark "Par gramme rate, except that to Canada Avion” shall not be returned for marking and Mexico they may be paid at the reguor be marked by postal employees.

lar airmail letter rate. (b) Parcel post. Accepting clerks will (c) Containing enclosures. Aeroplace an airmail Label 19 on the address grammes that contain enclosures are side of each parcel to be sent by air. treated as regular airmail letters. When Paste the label below and to the right of required additional postage has not been the name of the country destination. If placed on the articles they are returned a dispatch note, Form 2972, is required, to the sender for the deficiency or otherthe airmail label shall be placed on that wise handled in accordance with $ 223.2 form also.

of this chapter. [32 F.R. 12269, Aug. 24, 1967]

(32 F.R. 12269, Aug. 24, 1967, as amended at

33 F.R. 12907, Sept. 12, 1968) § 241.5 Aerogrammes. (a) Availability and use. Aerogrammes

PART 242-REGISTRATION

Sec. (air letter sheets), which can be folded

242.1 What may be registered. into the form of an envelope and sealed,

242.2 Preparation by maller. may be sent by air to all countries. These

242.3 Fees. sheets bearing imprinted postage, are 242.4 Mailing receipts. sold at all post offices at 13 cents each. 242.5 Return receipts. All parts of the sheets may be used for 242.6 Restricted delivery. the sender's message, except the address 242.7 Post office processing of outgoing side. No enclosures are permitted. The

mail. use of tape or stickers to seal aero

242.8 Post ofice processing of incoming

mail. grammes is prohibited. Aerogrammes may be sent under registration on pay

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part ment of the required registry fee in addi

242 issued under 5 U.S.C. 301, 39 U.S.C. 501,

505. tion to the postage. (b) Private manufacture. Aero

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 242

appear at 32 F.R. 12270, Aug. 24, 1967, unless grammes without imprinted postage may

otherwise noted. be manufactured, subject to prior approval by the Department, by private

§ 242.1 What may be registered. individuals or firms, for their own use or (a) Postal union mail. Postal union for sale to the public. These sheets must articles of all classes may be registered

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